Farrell has been the Arts Partnership Manager at Age UK Oxfordshire since January 2016, managing the Age of Creativity (amongst other partnership projects) kindly supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. Working at both a national level through the Age of Creativity and grass roots level in Oxfordshire provides a great perspective for the work that we deliver. Farrell has specialised in Arts, Health and Wellbeing for Older Adults for more than a decade. Working as a freelance arts practitioner, local authority arts officer and now within the charity sector, there have been lots of inspirational people and projects along the way. Her practice has developed significantly over the years and she now takes a specialist interest in creative evaluation, policy research and co-production. As a self-confessed ‘Arts and Culture obsessive’, Farrell is a passionate advocate for this work and is always up for watching performances and taking part in activities. If you have any recommendations then do tweet them to @CurranFarrell @AgeofCreativity
Tei has freelanced in the Arts world for over 20 years. Her experience covers all genres and working with companies that range from household names to emerging talent. She knows a thing or two about marketing, public relations and social media . Her current clients include Age of Creativity, Dancin’ Oxford, Oxford Dance Forum and she enjoys working in a voluntary capacity for several organisations including a farmers’ market which is very close to her heart. Tei works very closely with Farrell and looks after Age of Creativity’s website (not the techie bits), social media and enjoys researching content. If you have any queries about Age of Creativity she’s your woman
Paul Cann is passionate about many things but at the top of his list is improving the lives of older people and the arts. Ex Chief Executive of Age UK Oxfordshire, Paul has worked for almost 20 years in charities dedicated to improving the lives of older people. In recognition of his many achievements he received the medal of the British Geriatrics Society in 2008 for an outstanding contribution to the well-being of older people. A keen singer and lover of the arts, Paul believes that “the arts” should be at the centre of all our lives and public policy; taking part in the arts stimulates, connects, fulfils us and makes us happy. Paul founded Age Of Creativity to promote and celebrate arts activities of all kinds and their value to older people across the UK and beyond.